Tag: SunBird Lapidary Club

Time for rock, glass and jewelry sign ups

This clock was cut from globe onyx collected by club members with accents created using the fused glass technique.

Dennis Hayward SunBird residents interested in pursuing the art forms in fused or stained glass, rock cutting, silversmithing or lost waxed casting, Ming trees, beading or wire-wrapped jewelry should plan now to attend the first fall meeting of the Lapidary Club on Friday, November 3, in the Hopi Room at 9:30 a.m. At the meeting,…

A Foxy Tail

SunBird resident and professional sculptor Art Norby discusses the process of creating a bronze statue with members of the Lapidary Club.

SunBird resident and nationally recognized award-winning sculptor and producer of life-size bronze statues, Art Norby recently hosted an open house for the members of the Lapidary Club. Art showed fellow club members his latest commissioned project; three sculptured life-size foxes, which are now at the foundry being cast in bronze, and in May will be…

New Year’s resolution – “Try something new”

The Lapidary display case displays creations by club members.

Is your resolution for the New Year to try something different and outside your comfort zone? If so, the SunBird Lapidary Club may provide you an answer. Learn how to make wire wrap jewelry or do beading? How about fused glass or stained glass projects? Ever want to cut and polish a rock for use…

Glass, Rock and Jewelry class sign up starts in November

A memorial jade Ming tree; Lapidary Club member Chet Howe created this Ming Tree using jade stones for the leaves on a base of green kryptonite as a memorial gift for the family of long-time club member Violet Williams.

SunBird residents interested in pursuing the art forms in fused glass, rock cutting, silver, beading or jewelry should plan now to attend the first fall meeting of the Lapidary Club on Friday, November 4 in the Hopi Room at 9:30 a.m. At the meeting we will identify potential students and schedule the classes as well…

End of season party for Lapidary Club

The members of the SunBird Lapidary Club celebrated another successful year with an end of season party on the patio in March. The year saw record membership and participation in the many free rock, glass and jewelry classes offered to SunBird residents. This included the revitalization of the exciting “lost wax casting” process which has…

Lapidary Club ready to rock in the fall

Members of the SunBird Lapidary Club celebrated at the End of the Season Party.

Over 50 members of the SunBird Lapidary Club gathered on March 20 to enjoy a chicken dinner prepared by the Horizon Room and celebrate the End of Season Party. Members, new and old, enjoyed socializing, discussing projects and sharing some great cake for dessert. President Lois Anderson pointed out to the group that it has…

Lapidary Club enjoys record membership levels

Members of the SunBird Lapidary Club (rocks, glass and jewelry) enjoyed the annual Winter Party in January as activities in the shop reached a seasonal peak. The addition of a new kiln and ring saw have helped meet the high demand for SunBird residents wanting to learn and pursue the slumped glass arts at the…

Lapidary Club offers classes in jewelry, silver, glass and rocks

The variety of projects by Lapidary Club members can be seen in the display case next to the shop on the second floor of the Clubhouse.

The SunBird Lapidary Club invites residents to explore the various rock, jewelry and glass crafts. Access to the fine lapidary shop on the upper floor of the clubhouse is, for safety reasons, limited to club members who have completed the required orientation and training for specific activities. Classes are based on expressed need and availably…

Rock, glass jewelry and art on display in new case

Come take a peek at the rock and glass jewelry and arts on display!

The SunBird Lapidary Club invites residents to consider the fall classes in the various rock, jewelry and glass crafts. A new display case, installed next to the Lapidary shop on the upper floor of the Clubhouse, exhibits the types of project you can create. For safety reasons, access to the shop is limited to club…